Watch Joaquin Phoenix Do a Creepy Dance in ‘Joker’ | Anatomy of a Scene

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  • Published on:  Monday, October 7, 2019
  • A run-down bathroom with a flickering fluorescent light, a swooning piece of music and some slow, deliberate moves. Those spare ingredients go into crafting this downbeat but memorable moment from “Joker.”

    When the scene begins, Arthur Fleck (a.k.a. the Joker, played by Joaquin Phoenix) has just had an intense, life-defining moment and finds a bathroom to collect and calm himself. He does so with a dance that the director Todd Phillips said Phoenix came up with on the day of the shoot. In his narration, Phillips discusses the music (by Hildur Gudnadottir), and how he and Phoenix came to change the scene from what was in the script.

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  • megane verard
    megane verard  2 hours ago

    This scene was so amazing and so important in the storyline I think... And the music! What a masterpiece

  • Rocko 97
    Rocko 97  4 hours ago

    Just this part alone in theater gave me chills the fact that he enjoyed killing those 3 young men by dancing! much expression by slow movement
    Love this movie so much

  • Γιώργος Γραμματικάκης

    Τhe joker movie has a social and political character that punches the establishment. The movie touched me a lot.

  • Daniel Gallimore
    Daniel Gallimore  14 hours ago

    I loved this movie and i will see it a second time

  • AcCeSsDeNiEd65
    AcCeSsDeNiEd65  17 hours ago

    I want to see joker dance on stairs again!

  • U U
    U U  18 hours ago

    This Is a Masterpiece! You need to Have Every Scene in the Movie with Thought Contained Inside. Not Showing hundreds of Superheros just to Fill up the Screen.

  • Aleksandar Ilijasevic

    Who care about the Oscar, everybody knows this is outstanding acting performance

  • qυєєη lєкα
    qυєєη lєкα  18 hours ago

    Isn’t it Tai Chi?

  • rose rose
    rose rose  19 hours ago


  • Warganet Ganteng
    Warganet Ganteng  22 hours ago

    I believe this dancing scene already become a cult classic

    DEAD POOL  23 hours ago

    Joker begin

  • Love GOD, Times Square Media Productions

    Anton river Hollywood producer, suffocating a sick woman because you were abused by a crazy boyfriend messes up the script there's no Poetic Justice there

  • blessie navarro

    This is my favorite scene....

  • Ishan Mishra
    Ishan Mishra  yesterday

    Nope, beautiful.

  • Alvin Paul
    Alvin Paul  yesterday

    I thought he was performing taichi

  • Mariam Abdul Basit

    Actually, it wasn't creepy at all... good job there, JP :*

  • Stian Azarov
    Stian Azarov  yesterday

    Lol i thought he was doing taichi

  • Kelly Xiong
    Kelly Xiong  yesterday

    He better win an Oscar man! Great film!!!!

  • Thel4bel tlb
    Thel4bel tlb  yesterday

    This is brilliant

  • Kirstie Hiorns
    Kirstie Hiorns  yesterday

    I haven't seen it. but I feel it's a sad and lonely depiction. the inspiration came from batman with jack the joker who was a delight in humor and the bizarre.
    however this film could be an indulgence in suffering and the worst form of rejection from all you lovely people. so why do it. is it creative?
    just an indulgence in suffering and that's why people walked out.